March 22, 2023

Orbital Debris Does Not Pose a Risk: Station Spacewalk Now Rescheduled for Thursday

NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron are set up for a spacewalk on Thursday, December 2. Credit: NASA
After receiving extra information about a late alert particles event on Monday, NASA identified the orbit of the particles does not pose a danger to a set up spacewalk by Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron or to International Space Station operations. Postponing the spacewalk supplied a chance for NASA to evaluate the risk from the particles alert. The spacewalk to replace a faulty antenna system on the stations truss structure is now prepared for Thursday, December 2.

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